Mission: To eliminate alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Programs: Informational and referral - provides support and information about alzheimer's disease and related dementias, programs and services provided by the association, and community resources as they related to alzheimer's disease and related disorders through a 24/7 toll free help line as well as the website.
public awareness - alzheimer's is a progressive, degenerative and ultimately fatal disease. Too few americans understand the current and future economic impact of alzheimer's. Already more than 5 million americans are living with alzheimer's and more than 15 million people are providing unpaid care and support. This massive group is in need of information and resources. The alzheimer's association has invested in education campaigns and initiatives to increase knowledge about alzheimer's disease and awareness of the alzheimer's association as the center of help and hope. Key messages include the importance of early detection, resources for people with alzheimer's and their families, and the societal impact of the disease. Millions of constituents are engaged to educate their communities & workplaces.
workshops/conferences/seminars - provides a variety of educational seminars offered in the communities.
I reached out to the Alzheimer's Association after my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The clinical staff is incredibly caring, compassionate and knowledgeable and helped us navigate the system and effectively manage my mom's illness. By participating in a caregiver's support group and attending educational programs, I learned so much and never felt alone. I am so grateful. I am proud to be a supporter of this outstanding organization. I participate in the Memory Walk every year.